Our team is involved in numerous projects that people in Flushing really care about.
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Supporting Small Businesses
The recent attempt by the DOT to create a busway, while stopping all vehicular traffic right through downtown Flushing, is a reflection of a longstanding institutional blindspot towards the economic engine that has made Flushing into a commercial and shopping destination.
Such decisions, made without appropriate community input, can further aggravate conditions for Flushing businesses that have already been severely affected under COVID-19.
According to a recent report, more than 30% of small businesses will be in danger of closing permanently in the next six months. When elected, I will fight for our businesses to reopen quickly and safely, provide tax relief, reduce the burden of tickets and violations, and increase access to low-interest loans for small businesses to survive through this crisis.
Supporting Law and Order
It is important to strike the right balance between respect for the police and necessary reforms. It is the community that suffers when the men and women of the police are so handicapped that they are unable to perform their duties.
As City Councilor, I will strengthen communication and collaboration between the police and the community – we need to work together to restore a safe and stable environment for all.
Our community is not asking for any special treatment, just our fair share of educational resources. One of my priorities will be to bring a G&T middle school program to Flushing’s School District 25.
I strongly oppose the Mayor’s policy of targeting the Specialized High Schools entrance exam. Specialized high schools should remain a beacon of excellence in education and maintain a fair admission process.
Supporting Affordable Housing
As City Councilor, I will advocate for more assistance to help landlords, such as providing reasonable property tax relief, freezing property taxes, and providing low-interest loans.
At the same time, I will advocate for tenants who have difficulty paying rent. In order to support economic and community renewal, our government should do its utmost to help both landlords and tenants.
Caring for the Elderly
As City Councilor, I will set up a task force dedicated to serving the elderly population for services such as applying for SSA, SSI, Food Stamps, Medicare/Medicaid, etc. and supporting the elderly’s right to live with dignity and security.
When elected, I will advocate for NYC to build more residential units reserved for the elderly who are faced with a housing crisis.